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English adjective: trenchant

1. trenchant having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect

SamplesSearching insights.
Trenchant criticism.



Antonymsunintelligent, stupid

2. trenchant characterized by or full of force and vigor

SamplesA hard-hitting expose.
A trenchant argument.


Similareffective, effectual, efficacious

Antonymsineffective, ineffectual, uneffective

3. trenchant clearly or sharply defined to the mind

SamplesClear-cut evidence of tampering.
Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest.
Trenchant distinctions between right and wrong.

Synonymsclear-cut, distinct



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